I’m delighted to introduce you to a local Chicago woman who is doing some fabulous and unique things to help people celebrate special occasions or take business branding ‘Up a Notch’. She ships her personalized party favors across the country in creative wrapping, and in this post Kiran Ansari offers tips on how to really bring life to ‘Eid ... Read More »
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It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since we started working on the Ramadan Re...
Photographing Ramadan traditions around the world is a genius idea- what a way to educate, inform an...
Several months ago I attended the Eat Write Retreat event for food writers and bloggers, which took ...
Lentil soup is one of my all-time favorite soups. I can’t believe I waited until the end of Ramadan ...
It’s so hard to believe the month of Ramadan is nearly over, which is a bit sad for us because...
Ramadan + summer= a great time for fresh and delicious fruit salads. Believe it or not, there is a w...
Saima Nasim runs the beautiful design blog, Azzure. Have you seen it? It caught my attention because...
The first time I ever had Keema (that wonderful Indian-spiced ground beef dish) was during one of my...
It’s summer. It’s Ramadan. Do you blame me for craving a burger? Hopefully not, because maybe you are, too. Chances are there’s plenty of people grilling the summer away as much as possible, since that’s usually the most popular item to throw on. In my case, grilling isn’t so easy so I opt for either oven baking or pan sautéing ... Read More »
I am so delighted to bring you this article by Jomana Siddiqui, founder of modernEID.com who creates some of the most beautifully designed ‘Eid decor for the home, something I’ve been in search of for years now. I asked Jomana to give us some of her best tips on how to celebrate Ramadan in style and bring the beauty and spirit ... Read More »
Iftar doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming to prepare, even if you’re expecting guests. With the right products and quick and healthy recipes, you can get food on the table that everyone will savor. Please enjoy the video and let me know, what’s your go-to quick Iftar dish or dishes? *This video was sponsored by Saffron Road. Please check ... Read More »
I asked Creative Designer Kung Pik Liu over at Sakina Design to share something special with us this Ramadan to make our homes feel festive, bright and beautiful. To that end, she has indeed come up with a craft you’ll definitely want to make, especially since she provides a colorful downloadable printout for us, too. Sakina Design’s Ramadan Lantern can ... Read More »
If you live anywhere in California or nearby, you’ve probably heard of date milkshakes and the pretty well-known stands at farms and orchards who sell them. I have lived in California, driven through it many times from all different angles and have never tried one, but I’ve heard plenty about them. A date shake perfect for iftar, and a great ... Read More »
My recipe for Slow Cooker Haleem is a favorite in our house during Ramadan as an Iftar meal and many Muslim households have a similar version they hold dear. What helps me make the best haleem and many other dishes like perfectly braised meats, stews, and even soups that require slow cooking is the Calphalon Electrics 7-Quart Slow Cooker, one kitchen appliance I use over and over ... Read More »
I’ve been told for years that haleem, the puréed meat and grains dish with South Asian flavors, is a favorite Iftar dish for so many Muslims observing the Ramadan fast. Though not a common way of eating meat American-style, (cooked down for hours and combined with grains all puréed together) if you pre-judge it and dismiss it, you may never ... Read More »
Nearly ten years ago when I began speaking at local libraries, churches and schools about Islam, Muslims, Ramadan, and/or ‘Eid, I would carry a bag of educational materials like handouts, brochures, power point presentations and more instructional things of that nature. It wasn’t until I started going to public schools with my friends who have children that I realized how ... Read More »
I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you to the world of Ramadan foods from Lebanon by way of the following recipe for Kibbeh Patties from my friends at Mama’s Lebanese Kitchen. If you’ve never visited their blog, please be sure to visit their site to take in all the wonderful, healthy Mediterranean dishes they offer in addition to this ... Read More »